Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Webinar this Friday: Progress in Research – Environmental Justice and Emerging Contaminants


The third installment of the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP)’s Progress in Research webinar series is this Friday, May 12th. The session will showcase how SRP centers are tackling toxic contamination to improve health and promote community resilience.


The webinars are free and open to the public. You may register through the links below.


Session III link to register — Environmental Justice and Emerging Contaminants
May 12, 2023
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT


The third session will feature:

  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology SRP Center, which studies N-nitrosamines, a family of carcinogenic chemicals found in water at hazardous waste sites. To address the needs of affected communities, center scientists work to create new technologies to detect contaminants in the environment, reveal their health impacts, guide effective cleanup, and destroy hazardous chemicals in drinking water. They also aim to identify opportunities for interventions that prevent disease.
  • The University of California, Berkeley SRP Center, which works with key stakeholders to better assess the risks of exposure to contaminants, such as arsenic, chromium, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), and halogenated contaminants. Their goal is to protect vulnerable communities, understand and account for interactions between mixtures of chemicals, and perform on-site remediation without depleting valuable resources. By using biomedical and engineering approaches, center scientists aim to generate research findings that will help solve these problems in association with community partners and government stakeholders.
  • The University of Rhode Island SRP Center, which aims to provide actionable insights, tools, and solutions to tackle PFAS contamination. Researchers at the center seek to understand the transport and transformation of these substances in the environment and develop detection tools to support groundwater remediation. They also work to advance the understanding of PFAS toxicity in the human body to prevent health effects, particularly in children. The center engages new and established partners across multiple sites to execute effective outreach and collaboration.


You can also register now for the fourth and last session:

Presenters: Duke University, University of Louisville, and Wayne State University SRP centers.


If you are unable to attend live, an archive will also be available on the Progress in Research webpage shortly after each session.


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